Gowran Park

  • 12:30 Gowran Park Christmas Gift Vouchers 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.60s
  • Off time: 12:38:00
12:30 Gowran Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diakali (FR) 2/5
2nd Crouching Harry (IRE) 11/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 353 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, white & royal blue check sleeves, royal blue & white check cap Crouching Harry (IRE) 13
3 11-0 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 11/112.00
2 6452 Emerald green, yellow star, yellow sleeves, emerald green chevrons, red cap, black star Danequest (IRE) 20
Course Winner
3 11-0 A Leahy N P Madden 13/27.50
3 8 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Diakali (FR) 167
3 11-0 W P Mullins P Townend 2/51.40
4 94 BLACK, red panel, red stars on sleeves, red cap Spot The Pro (IRE) 30
3 11-0 P G Kelly P T Enright 12/113.00
5 71235 ROYAL BLUE, white sash & sleeves, white spots on cap Vedani (IRE) 95
3 11-0 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 13/27.50
6 64 Dark green & royal blue check, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, dark green & royal blue check cap Wot A Shot (IRE) 22
3 11-0 C A McBratney B R Dalton (5) 20/121.00


Danequest has only won once in 25 starts but his overall form is strong and his close second to Brog Deas at Cork was a very good effort. He holds Spot The Pro and Crouching Harry on a line through the winner but it's the two newcomers who could hold the call. DIAKALI has arrived from France and looks another potential money spinner for Willie Mullins. His latest run was in a better than average Swiss Derby where he wasn't beaten far and may just be too strong for the former John Oxx-trained Vedani, though the latter will like the ground and has joined a very progressive yard.